February 12, 2013 Subject:
Better than the Title
A lot better than the title might let you think. Not so much "madness" but a rather unexcited and informative walk through Chinas long history. Kind of US-centric, of course, but that does not really hurt.
May 1, 2010 Subject:
US-centric view of China in 1st half of 20th century
Filled with archival film footage, this US history of China is interesting because of its 1967 perspective. Mao had just started the Cultural Revolution, the "Madness" of the title, and the film is a US attempt to explore recent history to try to understand. It is a good look at US policy toward China in the first half of the 20th Century.